By Alexandra Sakellariou • November 10, 2017
It’s no big secret that staying fit during the holidays is difficult! With Thanksgiving and Christmas still ahead of us, no one can resist all the turkey, stuffing, pie, and other yummy goodies that will be coming our way.
But you don’t have to give up on your fitness routine or totally cut out carbs this holiday season! With these tips and tricks, staying active and healthy during the holidays has never been easier.
With the onset of colder weather, it’s easy to use it as an excuse to simply stay indoors during the holiday. Board games and hot chocolate sounds like a good idea, right? As fun as that can be, it’s important to still get outside to maintain your physical activity.
Get the whole family in on the fun, or grab a group of friends! Winter is the perfect time to do activities you can’t normally do in the warmer months, like snowshoeing, skiing, and more. Spend hours having a snowball fight or making an igloo or snow angels. Even going for a simple walk or jog around the neighbourhood is better than nothing, and it will also give you a chance to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery.
This might sound a bit silly, but having new workout gear will motivate you to get active. After all, you need an excuse to wear those cute workout leggings, right? Updating your workout clothing will inspire you to continue pursuing your fitness goals. It’s also a great way to reward yourself if you’ve already completed milestones.
Shopping for workout gear can be pricey, but these coupons from Promocodes will help make it all the more budget-friendly. They’re currently offering a coupon for free shipping and returns on any online order at Lululemon! They also are currently having 30-50% off their sale styles. Macy’s also has a great selection of activewear. You can currently receive 20% off all orders- what a great excuse to shop!
It’s easy to load your plate with white and brown stuff at holiday feasts. After all, you’re going to want as much turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes as you can get this holiday season. But all of those carbs are going to add up and they’re not going to make you feel very good (or healthy) the following day.
Make sure to balance what you’re eating with a lot of greens. It’s as easy as dividing your plate in half. One side can be for all the good stuff that you can’t get enough of, while the other half should be devoted to healthy greens, like salad, brussel sprouts, broccoli, or whatever veggies are being served at your feast!
If you’re the type of person who loves going to the gym or simply working out from home, then finding someone else to do it with will make it easier this busy holiday season.
Having a partner will keep you motivated and on schedule. You won’t be tempted to take a day off when you’ve already committed to working out with someone else. Everything is more fun when you have a partner!
If your schedule is too hectic to workout at a gym, consider investing in workout equipment that will keep you active at home. It can be as simple as purchasing a workout DVD that will teach you how to do exercises or cardio in the comfort of your own living room. Or, you can go big and invest in larger equipment, like weights or a treadmill. If you have a partner, you can both split the cost and share the machine so you can keep working towards your fitness goals.
We know that investing in workout equipment isn’t always budget friendly. That’s why Promocodes has several promotions that will help make purchasing equipment less expensive. Best Buy has a wide selection of workout equipment. They’re currently offering an extra 30% off tons of items in their store, just in time for the holiday season. WalMart is also a great place to find workout equipment. Promocodes currently has a coupon for free shipping on online orders of $50 or more. If you make a purchase of $50 or more, you can also receive $10 off fresh groceries.
It can be easy to stay active during the holidays, without having to sacrifice any of the yummy treats this time of year brings! Whether you simply grab the family for a fun walk in the park, or invest in workout gear to stay active at home, there are plenty of ways you can continue to meet your fitness goals while enjoying a stuffed turkey. Happy Holidays!
Alexandra Sakellariou Alexandra is a freelance writer and editor based in the Montreal area. She loves savvy internet shopping, Buffy the Vampire re-runs, and color-coding her planner.